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Nikon Coolpix P330 Digital Camera

Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
12.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- Back-illuminated 12 MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7-in.): with each pixel receiving more light, this large, highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear shots in any... More
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Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Techradar who thought that this digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 78 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 82 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Several people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Cinemaniak mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The video feature, perfect”. Clark Kent rated it as excellent and he wrote “The video is outstanding”. Fengnian Tian mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Who will change the ISO frequently at one place?The video is OK” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix P330 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Al D mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The lens is very fast w/ F1.8 at 24mm for indoor shots without flash” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Fantastic Leica lens as well”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “F1.8 sounds like a fast lens.”.

Some customers who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and said “Both boot and focus times are very good”. Nicole said in her review on Amazon two years ago “I tried turning everything possible off (I assumed it was the auto focus motor making the noise” yet she rated the product 3 stars. Sailorboy414 said in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “So far I am impressed with speed of focus, excellent macro, great low light capability”.

Some customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Ct mentioned on Amazon “So, instead of exchanging it for one with a functioning digital zoom, I simply returned it” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Medc mentioned “The f-stop goes up pretty fast when you zoom.”. Dpreview.com said on expert website DP Review “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix P330 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Two years ago Al mentioned “As it turns out, at least in my opinion, this has a tad more clearer, sharper images than the P340, so that's why I kept this one”. Al also wrote “I highly recommend it as the wifi is a minor sacrifice to give up for consistently crispier images”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon three years ago “Something in a small package that could give near enough decent pictures bigger cameras can produce” and scored the Nikon Coolpix P330 80 out of 100.

Several people agreed that it was good in low light. Amazon Customer wrote “The litmus test is low light with no flash” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also said “Low light capabilities make it great in museums”. Lectrolink scored it 80 out of 100 and said “This last one has proved useful handheld in low light”.

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 had a good picture resolution. Lectrolink said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “Printed larger than 8 x 10", definitely shoot full resolution”. Lectrolink also mentioned “Shooting JPEG, even in good daylight at lowest ISO (80), you can still see JPEG artifacts at high magnification on the computer monitor”. Medc wrote on Amazon “There are some awesome features like shooting 60 frames at one push of the button” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good ISO range. C. Martin mentioned on Amazon two years ago “ISO 400 looks great” in their review of this digital camera. Fengnian Tian rated the Nikon Coolpix P330 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Nice! Only the ISO is a little bit difficult to change.”. Michael C. Jackson mentioned “Restrict them so greatly? Even an "easy ISO" mode or SOMETHING would have been better than the "nothing" they do most of the time” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good image sensor. In November this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I've gotten much better results with similar sensor sizes from a Lumix” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 yet they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Lectrolink mentioned “No one expects it to be as good, since the P330 has a much smaller sensor” in their review. Michael C. Jackson mentioned on Amazon “Close what I have been looking for - A reasonably high quality sensor, great wide angle, some advanced controls, good in low light for the class”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers considered that this digital camera had gps. Cameron mentioned “GPS feature is a nice touch”. Chris Newman wrote “GPS nice addition” in his review of this digital camera. Mark B. said on Amazon “As for the GPS function, sure it really uses up the batteries.” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

A few customers reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was wifi compatible. Levi said “Regarding the p340, I believe the only difference is the built-in wifi, more scene options, tenths of ounces lighter, etc” in his review. Mark W wrote in his review “Build is good and Optional Wifi is a plus” and rated it 4 stars. Three years ago St said “This is not a big deal for some until you actually start to use a camera that has WIFI built-in--especially convenient when traveling” however they only rated this digital camera 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Al D mentioned “Best compact, very fast lens, great Macro ability”. Al D also mentioned “This is an great compact camera for folks who want to use manual camera settings along with the automatic modes”. Al D also said “The images have better detail than any other compact camera I've used”.

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 agreed that it was a good body shape. M. Moore wrote on Amazon three years ago “As soon as held the P330 I instantly could tell the body was a different material” but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Steves-Digicams.com said in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Steve's Digicams “Comes in a rugged body that could take a few knocks; yet it weighs a modest 7.1 ounces with SD card a”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was a good weight. Christina wrote in her Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon three years ago “My favorite is the 1.8 aperture.I captured some awesome night pics in Bora Bora! Great weight and size” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 concluded that it was easy to carry around. Jenny Hwajin Lee gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “I just love it! Light, easy to carry around and pictures are just great”. Two years ago Joonha Lee mentioned “I give this camera 5 stars because it's compact, easy to carry and takes amazing pictures at night” and gave the product a very good rating.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally. Three years ago Todd R Gregson scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The build construction is very good” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Al wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon two years ago “Super quality camera!” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P330 as excellent. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Huge image quality from a tiny camera” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also said “Image quality is sharp”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Benjamin mentioned on Amazon “Great features” but in spite of that he only scored it 2 stars. Donald Garcia rated it as excellent and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon in the same month “Good for me with plenty of features to keep me happy”. Hollis scored this digital camera very highly and he wrote “Very nice features and programs for a pocket camera”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Cinemaniak mentioned “If you learn how to use it correctly” in their review. Ct mentioned three years ago “And in this camera it bothered me more as it's purpose was to have it handy at a moments notice” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Dmitri Toptygin mentioned in their review “It is convenient and easy to use for a non-professional” and scored the Nikon Coolpix P330 5 stars.

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Clark Kent said “We both are amazed at the menu system and the wide number of options it offers, especially for a compact cam”. Three years ago Lectrolink mentioned “It has an impressive array of settings and controls including GPS, wifi capability” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Lectrolink also wrote “However, there was a more visible difference between Normal and Fine quality settings”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Michael C. Jackson mentioned “It had EXTREMELY rapid handling - assigning white balance to one control”. Starla D Reynolds said on Amazon “Handles and feels awesome” in her Nikon Coolpix P330 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Keith in Dallas scored the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Comfortable to hold - Very light weight making it more comfortable in a pocket”.

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Nice Design

A number of people considered that the product was good looking. C. Martin mentioned on Amazon “Skill, you will get gorgeous handheld low-light photos out of this camera” in their review of this digital camera. C. Martin also wrote “You lose some sharpness with Nikon's default noise reduction processing, which is pretty aggressive”. Dennis Bean rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Nice looking and works well” in his review.

Several customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P330 mentioned that it was a good design. Levi mentioned in his review “It also has a square-ish design rather than rounded” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned three years ago “Despite its slim design and compac” in their review although they scored it 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was well designed. P. Ramsey mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “Say that the whole body of the camera is well designed and feels quite solidly built” .

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer reckoned that it was ergonomic. Sergejf mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “The ergonomics are also excellent and manual shooting allowed us to took nice photos of the Northern Lights in Iceland” and rated it 5 stars.

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Robust

Some people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P330 thought it was well made. Amazon Customer said “Camera feels solid, I thought it felt better than Coolpix P330”. Chris Newman scored the product very highly and he said in his review three years ago “Small and well made”. Chris Newman also mentioned “I'm happy with this well made and good looking camera”.

Some Nikon Coolpix P330 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was strong and durable. Michael C. Jackson wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The build quality is also excellent - This seems as if it will be a very durable camera” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Ravi Venkatarama said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Sturdy and slips easily into pocket”. In November last year Sergejf mentioned on Amazon “I own a Ricoh GR and I appreciate the more robust construction, richer sensor, higher ISOs, longer exposure time”.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Michael K. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The Canon A620 was great until it broke” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. William S. mentioned on Amazon “In the meantime I have just bought a Panasonic Lumix "Tough" camera that is waterproof, shockproof”.

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Good Support

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ken Dahl said in his review on Amazon “The P330 is the only pocket digital camera that makes manual operation practical”. Ken Dahl also said “Every serious photographer has to resort to manual now and then”. Levi scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “For being a compact camera, I'm glad there's Manual mode to adjust shutter”.

Good Flash

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners agreed that it had a good flash. Cinemaniak mentioned “1) The correct flash to subject distance for ultimate flash coverage” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Dimashqi2020 said “It would be over exposed with dark backgrounds, if no flash, then the picture is grainy or dark”. Dimashqi2020 also wrote “5- Too intense of a flash, which is not helpful in most family pictures”.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,074 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Classical Recording Collector mentioned on Amazon “The 3 inch screen is bright and sharp” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. P. Ramsey mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “The display is bright and can be seen under sunny conditions when used” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One person considered that this digital camera was mirrorless. Two years ago Jenny Hwajin Lee gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix P330 review “This camera, nikon one is almost as good as my fancy mirrorless camera”.

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Good Battery Life

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners concluded that it had a good battery life. Hollis said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 two years ago “The battery has enough power to last all day” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago P. Ramsey said in their review of this digital camera “My only gripe is the battery door.” and scored the product 5 stars. Yper said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery drains out very fast compared to my wife's old camera Lumix LX6.I could have given it 2 stars or less.” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners reckoned that the product was noisy. Chris Newman he said on Amazon “Noise levels seem low at 400 ASA I have not tested at higher ISO's” in his review of this digital camera. Fengnian Tian gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon two years ago “It still can focus on the target without opening the flash lamp! Of course, there are some noise on the picture”. Pat wrote on Amazon “It takes a clearer photo and has much less background noise for portrait type stills than the Panasonic Lumix point & shoot cameras I'd been using”.

Good Exposure Control

One person said in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls.

Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Coolpix P330 has a fairly large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix P330 has a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix P330 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 which are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P330 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix P330 do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price], or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix P330 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GC100[pl_2600424_price], and the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P330.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the GC100[pl_2600424_price], and the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix P330 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P330. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P330.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Coolpix P330 has a very long maximum camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix P330 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of this age and type range from 3 to 52,000. At 12,800, the Coolpix P330 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P330.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P330 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P330 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The Nikon Coolpix P330 has one of the higher display resolutions (921,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix P330 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix P330 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P330. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix P330 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix P330 the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix P330 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 3.2. The Coolpix P330 has a very small minimum aperture (only 1.8) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P330 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P330. The digital zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix P330 range from 1x to 810x.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (4x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (4x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix P330 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix P330 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the GC100[pl_2600424_price], or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix P330 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest compact camera digital camera that is a comparable age to the Coolpix P330 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g. The Coolpix P330 is one of the heavier digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P330 (200 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (195g).

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P330 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P330 is 52,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP. The Coolpix P330 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 12.76 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras of this type and age range from 8MB to 8.2GB. At only 15 megabytes, the Coolpix P330 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Nikon Coolpix P330 is a nine auto focus point camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum focal lengths of between 13mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. At only 120 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

The thinnest compact camera digital camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 13mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm. The Nikon Coolpix P330 is one of the thicker digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P330 (32 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The Coolpix P330 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 5.6) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 6.6.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P330 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P330 has a better sensor type than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] both from Nikon.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.2 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] (16MP and higher rated), or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(38)
26 November 2013

With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts. These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by... Read more…

5 September 2013

Digital Life News Technology News Cameras DateSeptember 5, 2013 (1) Read later This 12.2-megapixel compact camera has a 24mm-120mm image-stabilised lens, all fitted into a pocket-size... Read more…

5 September 2013

This camera is brilliant. Like its sibling, the larger P7700, it goes to the top of the compact camera rating list. Highly recommended. And the local price is in line with the US price...

1 August 2013

High image quality, even better videos and competitively priced, but performance is a letdown...

29 July 2013

Well, there aren't too many negative aspects that might keep you away from getting your hands on Nikon Coolpix P330 Point and Shoot Camera. With 12.2MP sensor with 5x Optical Zoom Nikkor lens,...

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User Reviews

(105)

I bought this camera from Adorama, but I'm so strongly negative on it that I felt compelled to review it here on Amazon... No auto-rotate... Have fun rotating all your images if you decide to... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by LENARD K.
(Verified Purchase)

Fast shipping and as advertised...

Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, excellent macro for the price, but the refurbished one i purchased has a problem with the card reader just not reconizing any card whenever it wants. started happening after the 90... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Doyenman
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is an "import model" Nikon...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered mine used, but couldn't be happier with it. Looks new to me - no noticeable cosmetic flaws. It has worked flawlessly so far. Love option to get RAW files from such a small package. Low... Read more…

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